T20 World Cup 2021, Match 20: England vs Bangladesh, Stats Preview: Player records and approaching milestones
Shakib Al Hasan needs 119 runs to become the first Bangladesh player to complete 2000 T20I runs.
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England would like to register another emphatic win as they take on Bangladesh in their upcoming assignment in the T20 World Cup 2021. The encounter takes place at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday (October 27). Having thrashed defending champions West Indies in their last fixture, the Three Lions would be high on confidence. On the other hand, Bangladesh would be gutted after failing to defend 171 against Sri Lanka.
Speaking of how England’s last fixture panned out, Adil Rashid unleashed a magical spell as West Indies’ destructive-looking batting line-up got skittled out for 55 in Dubai. Their chase, however, wasn’t very smooth as England lost four wickets before crossing the line. Nevertheless, it was a stellar victory and Eoin Morgan’s men won’t mind replicating their heroics.
Bangladesh, who cleared the preliminary round, met Sri Lanka in their first assignment in the Super 12 stage. The likes of Mohammad Naim and Mushfiqur Rahim scored half-centuries as Bangladesh posted 171/4. However, their bowlers couldn’t come to the party as the Lankan Lions walked away with a five-wicket win. Hence, Mahmudullah’s men would be raring to open their account against England.
Meanwhile, let’s look at important stats and numbers ahead of the 20th game of the T20 World Cup 2021:
1 – This would be Bangladesh and England’s first-ever meeting in a T20I match.
3 – Jonny Bairstow is three big hits away from completing 50 sixes in T20Is.
7 – Liam Livingstone needs seven runs to complete 4000 T20 runs.
4 – Eoin Morgan is four big hits away from completing 350 sixes in T20 cricket.
4 – Dawid Malan is four big hits away from completing 200 sixes in T20 cricket.
4 – David Willey is four wickets away from completing 200 scalps in T20 cricket.
57 – Willey also needs 57 runs to complete 3000 runs in T20 cricket.
4 – Moeen Ali needs five hits over the fence to complete 200 sixes in T20 cricket.
350 – Shakib Al Hasan is set to become the first Bangladesh player to feature in 350 T20 matches.
2 – Shakib needs two wickets to become the fourth bowler to take 400 wickets in T20 cricket.
5 – Mustafizur Rahman (55) needs six more wickets to go past Rashid Khan (57) and become the highest wicket-taker in T20s in 2021.
11 – Bangladesh have won 11 T20Is this year, second-most by any Test-playing nation. Only South Africa (12) are ahead of them.
2 – Nasum Ahmed needs two scalps to complete 50 wickets in T20 cricket.
23 – Mohammad Naim needs 23 runs to become the first Bangladesh player to complete T20I 500 runs in a calendar year.
119 – Shakib needs 119 runs to become the first Bangladesh player to complete 2000 T20I runs.
1 – If Shakib achieves this feat, he would become the first player with over 100 wickets and 2000 T20I runs.
73 – Mushfiqur Rahim needs 73 runs to become the fourth Bangladesh player to complete 1500 T20I runs.